Tree in bloom
Terry Ingham, Editor                               Vol. 7, Number 10                       October 2010  
Current Events
Click on the lines below to see additional details
2010 Event Summary

What's Happening in Wine Country
      September was amazing.  Balloon Rally weekend started Wednesday with rain but by Friday the sun was out and so were the balloons.  We had a great crowd for the weekend which started with a rib and chicken bbq Friday.  After the bbq Adrian, Miss Tri-Cities), entertained our guests with a great array of songs from Elvis on up.  The remainder of the weekend was sunny ,in the 80's and glorious. 
      October is a little quieter but as grape harvest moves into full swing most of the wineries have harvest associated events.  This is a great time to visit the wineries and see the process as the grapes are crushed and fermented.  Sunny warm days and crisp evenings are still happening every day in Wine Country.
Take a look at many of our local events
 click here for a video of Prosser's best.


Join our list
Join Our Mailing List
Deb & Rich's Corner
Unfortunately Rich and Deb are leaving us.  They have done great things for our park and we will dearly miss them.  They have put in place many enjoyable programs for you that we will be continuing and have also done a great job improving the park.  They will be back as workampers next spring for a few months.  We wish them the best in their new endeavor with Isagenix health supplements. 

Later  Terry Ingham, editor

See our latest events at                    Find us on Facebook and Twitter
Recipe of the Month by Jan
Moxee Spareribs-
the best spareribs you'll ever eat!

Moxee ribsThis month's recipe is the rib recipe my wife,
Jan, used at the Balloon Rally BBQ.  The ribs were
 scrumptious and the demand for the recipe was
overwhelming!!  This is her adaptation of a
Texas rub recipe.

Clean the ribs and trim away any excess fat.  Costco spareribs were very lean.  In a medium bowl, stir together the sugar, 1/4 cup salt, ground black pepper, paprika, 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper and garlic powder.  Rub ribs liberally with spice mix.  Place the ribs in two 10 X 15 inch roasting pans piling two racks of ribs per pan.  Two broiling pans handles 8 pounds of ribs.

Prep Time:
    30 minutes then put in refrigerator overnight

Cook Time:

    4 hrs for 8 lbs.

Serving 17 or more


  • 8 pounds pork spareribs
  • 1 1/2 cup white sugar or sugar substitute (Splenda)
  • 1/4 cup salt
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons ground black pepper
  • 3 tablespoons sweet paprika
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper, or to taste
  • 2 tablespoons garlic powder
  • Barbecue sauce at end (KC's Masterpiece)
  • Cover and refrigerate for at least 8 hours or overnight.
  • Preheat oven to 275 degrees F.  Bake uncovered for 3 to 4 hours or until the ribs are tender and nearly fall apart.  It takes less time with less ribs.  You can refrigerate and hold for later cooking at this step. 
  • Preheat barbecue grill at medium-low heat.  When grill is ready, add soaked wood chips to the coals or to the smoker box of a gas grill (I don't use wood chips).  Lightly oil grill grate.  Place ribs on the grill two racks at a time so they are not crowded.  Cook for 20 minutes turning occasionally.  Baste ribs with BBQ sauce during the last 10 minutes of grilling so the sauce does not burn.  I use KC Masterpiece Original BBQ Sauce.  Check ribs during the 20 minutes and remove when ribs are falling apart.
Last month's riddle was too simple - The answer was "There was no riddle in the box!!"

This month everyone is a winner. 
We would love to see each of you one more time this year.  Starting November 1st thru February 15th any one night stay will be 1/2 price.  This applies only to your 1st night.  We are in hopes you will take this as a last chance to stop at Wine Country on your way South, stock up on our great wines and have an enjoyable trip to your winter home.  Enjoy the holidays and thanks for the great season.

On The Wine Front

Great article about Prosser and the wine industry in Washington Wine Country

Construction heats up for the Walter Clore Wine and Culinary Center

Wine Press Northwest Wine of the week last week was Columbia Crest 2009 Two Vines Gewurztraminer.  Truly refreshing!

Oct. 9th
    Airfield Estates
        Grape Stomp and Vineyard Run
    Alexandria Nicole Cellars
        Ed and Glenn's Excellent Adventure
    Milbrandt Vineyards
        Movies at Milbrandt Vineyards
    Steppe Cellars
        Federwieser Celebration
    Coyote Canyon Winery
        Horse Heaven Hills Grape Stomp

Oct. 28th - 30th
    Columbia Crest
        Wine Spectator New World Wine Experience
    Desert Wind
        Friday Night Dinner Club: Northwest Fare with Hawaiin Flair

Oct. 30th
    Mercer Estates
        Prosser Poker Run

Nov. 6th
    Chateau Champoux
        "Vine to Wreath"
    Daven Lore Winery
        Fall release of Reds
    Desert Wind
        Holiday Open House

Nov. 17th
    Desert Wind
       Cooking Class: Everything Plus the Turkey with Chef Dave Martin
Nov. 26th-28th
      Thanksgiving in Wine Country
    Columbia Crest
    Desert Wind
    Milbrandt Vineyards    
    Steppe Cellars
    Thurston Wolfe

Fun Links

The City of Prosser                  Wine Press Northwest                          Prosser Record-Bulletin            Yakima Valley Wineries                         RV Park Reviews                     Prosser Chamber ofCommerce
Prosser by Wikipedia               The Juice

The Palate Bomb

Tourism Info                           Community of Prosser

The Human World
Or contact us at